Tips


  • Do not forget your passport and check validity for the all lenght of your stay in Morocco
  • Credit cards are more and more used however cash is still N°1
  • Think tissues, public toilets may not have....
  • Hammam : nudity is appropriate for women, men less...
  • Rabat Medina : always keep a scarve around to hide in case...
  • Shops close sooner on friday morning...open later in the afternoon....
  • Should the souks be open everyday, sunday incl…it is not the case for rabat center town...however everything is open untill 8.00PM
  • Airport transfer can be organised in the meantime of your room booking….think about it, it's often cheaper and easier...
  • Organise your stay in adavnce: personal shopper, unusual visits on the 1st days give you the opportunity to go back by yourslef later on if you wish so... same for spa treatments...ideal to relax on arrival.
  • No cash distributors in the old city (medina)….and credidt card is not usual...get ready...
  • Change in Morocco : 1e = +/- 11 dhs, bank notes in Morocco are from 20 to 200 dhs and coins from 0,5 à 10 dhs.
  • Zone and Time difference:
    • 2h in summer, when it's 2.00PM in france it's midday in Morocco
    • 1h in winter, when it's 3.00PM in france it's 2.00PM in Morocco
  • Water in Morocco: While drinking, but we advise you to favor bottled mineral water sold everywhere in Rabat and throughout Morocco.
  • Health in Morocco: pharmacies are legion and we find nearly all generic drugs in addition to the major brands of medications. Clinics and private hospitals are preferred and offer comfort and doctors very professionnal doctors.No problem on that side. Beware of sunstroke and sunburn.
  • Purchases and gifts: all prices are negociable but unlike in Marrakech, Rabat has often displayed prices and negotiations revolve more around 15% than the customary 40% in Marrakech. Know it, then negotiate, trade, but also make sure you are happy with it, all with good humor and calm. This is a custom, light and friendly living.
  • Tipping: according to your judgment. Be aware, however, that generosity is a custom here too and is very popular with Moroccans. While in the riad, think about the maids, waiters, security guards who will make your stay a real treat in Rabat. For information the average wage is 200euros. For the guardians of the car leave 5dhs per day and 10dhs per night.
  • Driving in Morocco: stay focused, roads are properly maintained but the circultion is dense and diverse. Seatbelt and helmet use mandatory. Respect the limitations, many speed cameras watch over Rabat and throughout Morocco in addition to the mobile speed radar... Running a red light costs 700 dhs in addition to administrative troubles.
  • Finally remember that as in all countries of the world, smile and kindness open all the doors ... So they will open you the doors of Rabat and Morocco.
Should you have any other wonder or demand such as personal shopper details etc.....do not hesitate...Over all, Enjoy your stay...